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An annual report including information on prescription items dispensed and net ingredient cost.
- Between 2004-05 and 2014-15 the number of prescription items dispensed in Wales increased by 46% from 53.9 to 78.5 million.
- Over the decade the net ingredient cost (NIC) of prescription items prescribed by GPs in Wales increased by 0.8% to £581.4 million.
Compared to the rest of the UK(a):
- Wales dispensed the highest number of prescription items per head of population – 25.4 compared to 21.6 in Northern Ireland, 19.6 in England and 19.0 in Scotland.
- Wales had the second lowest net ingredient cost per head of population - £188.04 compared to £228.48 in Northern Ireland, £190.29 in Scotland and £162.98 in England.
- Wales had the lowest net ingredient cost per prescription item - £7.41 compared to £8.32 in England, £10.02 in Scotland and £10.60 in Northern Ireland.
(a) To enable comparisons to be made with the other UK countries the Prescription Cost Analysis (PCA) data is used. See notes at end of the report.
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